England v Pakistan: Day 5 - Third Test #RaiseTheBat Series
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: James Anderson (C) of England walks off with Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes after reaching 600 Test Match Wickets at close of play on Day Five of the 3rd #RaiseTheBat Test Match between England and Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl on August 25, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images for ECB)
England v Pakistan: Day 5 - Third Test #RaiseTheBat Series

Jack Leach's spot is anything but certain for the second Ashes Test against Australia, with the English spinner being belted to all corners against Australia in the opening match of the series at the Gabba.

England's team selection has been one of the more hotly-debated topics in the lead up to the Test, with Leach's spot in doubt.

He was named as part of a 12-man squad for the tourists, but could still miss out with four quicks - Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad and James Anderson - all included in the squad.

Australia yesterday called on England to pick Leach, and now the head groundsman at the Adelaide Oval, Damian Hough, has joined the chorus of calls, telling Fox Sports that Leach should play because the Adelaide Oval historically takes spin.

“Yeah, I think so," he said.

“History says that the pitch will spin.

“Nathan’s (Lyon) always played a role out there.

“From our end, we believe that spin at Adelaide needs to play a part.

“We feel that it has previously, and it still should.”

Leach went for more than eight runs per over at the Gabba, with the Australian batsman taking a liking to his off-spin.

Day-night games generally see more swing from quick bowlers, but Nathan Lyon has still had a significant impact over the years for Australia under lights.

England's team will be confirmed at 2:30pm (AEDT) today when the toss is done ahead of the second Test getting underway.